However, child rights activists have demanded that the Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports suspend the accused. Following that, she filed a complaint with the Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports, which has jurisdiction over the school. The Karnataka State Child Protection Policy clearly states that any person booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 should be suspended. Vasudev Sharma, executive director of Child Rights Trust, said it was wrong to shield such a person. Kripa Amar Alva, chairperson of the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, too, has recommended suspending the coach until he is proven innocent.

Source:   The Hindu
December 07, 2017 18:22 UTC